Dunedin is South Island’s second largest city besides being the main city in the Otago region. Dunedin also ranks among the four principal urban centres in terms of geographic, historic, and cultural parameters. With its Scottish heritage is called the Edinburgh of the South. This peaceful university town makes for quiet rejuvenating holidays.

Top Tourist Spots in Dunedin

Dunedin packs in plenty of attractions to ensure pleasantly full days. One of the most famed attractions is the Baldwin Street. This street is supposed to be the steepest of its kind in the world. The other popular hotspots are listed below.

  • Speights Brewery
  • Cadbury World
  • Fortune Theatre
  • Hoyts 6 Octagon Cinemas
  • The Octagon
  • Robert Burns statue.
  • The Organ Pipes
  • Otago University
  • The Royal Albatross colony
  • Otago Museum
  • Carisbrook
  • Tunnel beach
  • Otago Peninsula
  • Otakou marae
  • Larnach Castle
  • Dunedin Botanical Gardens
  • Orokonui EcoSanctuary

Shopping Attractions in Dunedin

Dunedin makes for a relaxed shopping scene. There are plenty of local stores, big shopping malls, and chain stores to choose from. The George Street area is considered to be the key shopping area. Here are the major shopping stops in the city.

  • Art Zone
  • The Body Shop
  • Civic Centre Mall
  • Frendz Boutique
  • Hype
  • House of Kavina
  • Maxim’s
  • The Meridian Mall
  • Paris Texas
  • Past Times
  • Pendlebury Antiques
  • Royal Albatross Centre
  • The Scottish Shop
  • Sue Todd Antiques and Collectables
  • University Book Shop
  • The Salvation Army Family Store
  • Just Kids

Eating out in Dunedin

Food in Dunedin is something to die for. There are numerous eateries dishing out the best of meals found anywhere on earth. Try to make space for the following restaurants in your itinerary.

  • Bell Pepper Blues
  • Crown Mill Restaurant
  • Circadian Rhythm Vegan Café
  • Glenfalloch Restaurants
  • Huntsman Steakhouse
  • Jizo
  • McDonalds
  • Modaks Espresso
  • Rentons Restaurant
  • Satay Noodle House
  • Swell Cafe & Bar
  • Table Se7en Restaurant
  • The Palms Restaurant
  • JRS’ Restaurant & Teppanyaki
  • Zucchini Bros

Hotels in Dunedin

Whether you are looking for fancy accommodation or a cheap place to stay, Dunedin has it all. Here are the more famous ones.

  • Arden Central Bed and Breakfast
  • Arcadian Motel
  • Bluestone on George
  • Cargills Hotel
  • Dunedin Palms Motel
  • Best Western 555 On Bayview
  • Elgin House
  • 858 George Street
  • Hilltop on High Street
  • Hyland House
  • Leith Valley Holiday Park
  • Otago Peninsula Motel
  • St Clair Beach Resort
  • Manor House Backpackers
  • Quest Apartments Dunedin
  • Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Preferred Airlines to Dunedin from UK

Air New Zealand | British Airways | Emirates | Cathay Pacific | Lufthansa | Eithad | Thai Airways | Singapore Airline

Airports in Dunedin

Dunedin International Airport serves over 700,000 passengers every year. It is about 30 kms from the city and is located in the Taieri Plains at Momona. The airport mainly serves the domestic sector.

Best Time to Visit Dunedin

Dunedin can be visited anytime in the year. However, summers or springs are considered ideal. The winter lasts from June to August. Dunedin sees a lit bit of snow during the winter months.

Transport in Dunedin

A cheap mode of transport is the Dunedin Bus Service. Cycling is also popular. Besides, one can also hire cars and bikes.

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